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    Thread: Bilstein PSS9 coilover installed

    1. Member JumpalTurbo5's Avatar
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      11-21-2004 04:54 PM #1
      After a long research, I finally decided to go with Bilstein PSS9.
      Installation was straightfoward, special thanks to my roommate and
      climbingcue (who installed PPS9 prior to me & gave all the tips). [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Here are the pictures I managed to take during & after installation.








      Lowered 0.75" front & 1.0" rear, dampening dialed at 2 front & 5 rear.
      So far, it's been great. More detailed review will come later.

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      11-21-2004 04:56 PM #2
      oh my, that living room is pure sex!

    3. 11-21-2004 04:57 PM #3
      are these adjustable.? rebound?

    4. 11-21-2004 05:05 PM #4
      is the ride harsh or comfortable? can you compare it to any other setups?

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      11-21-2004 05:11 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by 4R32 »
      oh my, that living room is pure sex!

      Unfortunately, that's the only thing I am missing in my room now,
      if you know what I am crying for here.
      J/K. Thanks for the comment.

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      11-21-2004 05:13 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by DeepFreeze »
      are these adjustable.? rebound?

      In short answer, yes, it is adjustable.
      In long answer... you could start here
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1611317
      There are pictures of external adjust knob.

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      11-21-2004 05:14 PM #7
      perfect
      congrats

    8. 11-21-2004 05:17 PM #8
      very very nice Jae [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    9. 11-21-2004 05:26 PM #9
      Nice work, looks great [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I'm contemplating between these and H&R PCS......

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      11-21-2004 06:43 PM #10
      I have one of those heavy duty floor jacks and am wondering where is the best place to put it so as not to cause any undercarriage damage.

    11. 11-21-2004 09:42 PM #11
      Does a coilover kit like this typically give you a weight gain or loss? I'd always assumed the former, but now that I see the hardware side by side I'm not so sure...
      My PSS9s go on Tuesday!

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      11-22-2004 12:47 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by gruppe_a »
      Does a coilover kit like this typically give you a weight gain or loss? I'd always assumed the former, but now that I see the hardware side by side I'm not so sure...
      My PSS9s go on Tuesday!

      Installation went on from 6pm to 1am & I was too tired to weigh them
      side by side. However, I lifted both Front units together once and
      felt it was more or less the same. I would be interested in knowing
      the number if you could get it during your installation. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-22-2004 06:58 AM #13
      Congrats!!! Glad you guys were able to install them without any problems...
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      11-22-2004 07:04 AM #14
      Billl - thanks again for your kindness.
      Although we are at the different end of the country,
      Keep in touch!

    15. 11-22-2004 11:36 AM #15
      nice unit!

    16. 11-22-2004 11:43 AM #16
      how much lower can you go than where you are sitting now??

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      11-22-2004 11:45 AM #17
      Looks great!

    18. 11-22-2004 12:23 PM #18
      glad everything went ok. is the H&R suspension adjustable?
      i know the Pss9 system is. I mean rebound adjustable, for track stiffness.

    19. 11-22-2004 12:33 PM #19
      also is the PSS9 system the one that the shock has to be removed from the car to adjust??

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      11-22-2004 12:38 PM #20
      The rears don't have to be removed, but I don't know about the fronts. The knob is on the bottom of the strut, so if you have clear access to the bottom then yes.
      Yes, I know I'm a jerk. That doesn't make me wrong, though.

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      11-22-2004 12:54 PM #21
      The front can be adjusted by turning the wheel and reaching in and turning the knob, the backs can be adjusted without having too do anything special...
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      11-22-2004 01:42 PM #22
      What did you use to remove the outer strut nut for the front? Did you have access to air tools, or did you have the special tool that lets you hold the strut while removing the nut?
      - Anthony

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      11-22-2004 01:51 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Anthony@VWvortex »
      What did you use to remove the outer strut nut for the front? Did you have access to air tools, or did you have the special tool that lets you hold the strut while removing the nut?
      - Anthony

      I used Impact gun, and we also had the tool that spreads the part that holds the strut in... Not sure if that is what you are asking...
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      11-22-2004 01:52 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by climbingcue »
      I used Impact gun, and we also had the tool that spreads the part that holds the strut in... Not sure if that is what you are asking...

      I was referring to the upper strut nut that you access via the engine bay.
      I have never had a problem with spreading the spindle to remove the strut itself... I believe I just stuck a flat head screw driver in there and spread.
      Where did you get the tool, however?

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      11-22-2004 02:28 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Anthony@VWvortex »
      I was referring to the upper strut nut that you access via the engine bay.
      I have never had a problem with spreading the spindle to remove the strut itself... I believe I just stuck a flat head screw driver in there and spread.
      Where did you get the tool, however?

      I borrowed the tool from my friend who helped me. Sorry I miss understood you about the nut on the top of the strut, I always use an Air impact gun to get that off...
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